“Some countries just aren’t going to emerge from the Coronavirus.”
Peter Zeihan is one of the world’s foremost geopolitical experts. In his new book “Disunited Nations: The Scramble for Power in an Ungoverned World,” Zeihan argues that we’re at the end of the largest expansionary period in human history. As America withdraws from global leadership, a totally new (and for most parts of the world, more painful) ‘normal’ will emerge.
On this episode of The Breakdown, Zeihan joins @NLW to discuss why the Coronavirus crisis is rapidly accelerating the end of the era of globalization.
- How the American-led global order used the dollar as the tool to keep the world together
- Why geopolitics and demography are coinciding to end the era of globalization
- Why Covid-19 will spark a massive return of American manufacturing
- Why, when it comes to the dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency “Never before has the “exorbitant privilege” of being the world’s reserve currency felt more exorbitant or more like a privilege.
- Why the crisis could spell the end for the Euro
- Why China isn’t nearly as well positioned in the post globalization era as many assume
- Why the best positioned countries in the coming era are the US, Japan, Argentina, France and Turkey